Author: natalielynnleger

HarryCares Ticket Giveaway: Recipient Highlight

February 2nd, 2015.

Meet Kadiatu Barrie, one of the Recipients of the HarryCares Ticket Giveaway. She is a Grade 11 Honour Roll Student at Westview Centennial Secondary School in Toronto. A deserving student who excels in academics and athletics: she competes in Cross Country, Sr. Girls Basketball team, is the Captain of the Sr. Girls Volleyball team, and is the Communication Officer for a leadership group called Generation Change. She participated in a community Toy Drive delivered to women shelters, and she is also the athletic representative on student council at Westview with an aspiration of being a Lawyer someday.

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Photo: HarryCares Ticket Recipient: Kadiatu Barrie with Harry Ezenibe

Kadiatu joins the list of HarryCares Ticket Giveaway Recipients, including:

  • 1 Student from Julie Payette Public School from Whitby Community
  • 1 Student from Captain Michael Vandenbos Public School from the Whitby Community.
  • 3 students from Westview Secondary School.
  • 2 students from Crowthers Secondary School.

HarryCares Ticket Giveaway

December 5th, 2014.

The HarryCares Ticket Giveaway: 

Starting from the Month of December 2014 to the end of the NBA regular season in 2015 a deserving student from the Toronto District School Board and other communities surrounding the Greater Toronto Area will be given the opportunity to attend a selected Toronto Raptors NBA Game at the ACC in Toronto. The students will be selected my their respective teachers/instructors based on their hard work in the classroom and respective communities while exhibiting other leadership qualities as evaluated by their instructors.

The recipient, and their guest will have the opportunity to sit court-side during the Raptors Pre-Game Shoot-Around before heading to their respective seats. This Initiative is a start of a great cause to reach out to neighboring communities around Toronto.

“Your experience can never be taught to you, but you may share them with others.” – Harry Ezenibe

#HarryCares

2nd Annual HarryCares Basketball Jamboree (2014)

October 17th-19th, 2014

The 2nd Annual HarryCares Basketball Jamboree rounded up on Saturday evening, 18th October, 2014 with a speech on the importance of maximizing opportunities, knowing the importance of the activities we are involved in and the opportunities that can be created from our participation. It was a jam-packed, fun-filled weekend: games, Leadership Talks, SAQ workouts, and a pizza party!

“Become role models, make a change. Be leaders, value the work done and do more for others.” – Harry Ezenibe

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Thank you to all of the participants, coaches, parents, family and friends, sponsors, community supporters, and especially those who made this tournament possible! Your time and effort is greatly appreciated.

 

 

2nd Annual HarryCares Basketball Jamboree (2014): Special Thanks

October, 2014.

It was an amazing feeling to return to the city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and also reconnect with communities within.

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Special Thanks to everyone who contributed:

  • Toronto Raptors (NBA)
  • CBCL Engineering Company Halifax for logistics
  • Sports Performance Professional, Natalie Leger for putting the Kids through Speed Agility Quickness sessions
  • Halifax Rainmen Basketball (NBL Canada)
  • Saint Mary’s University Men’s Basketball
  • Snappy Tomato Pizza
  • BJHS Brookside
  • Prospect Road Community Centre
  • Gorsebrook Junior High.

 

1st Annual HarryCares Basketball Jamboree (2013)

December 7th, 2013.

IT’S A WRAP! The First 2013 HarryCares Basketball Jamboree as a success with lots of positive feedbacks from parents, participating athletes, coaches, and others. It was all for a great cause. The games wrapped up with player of the game awards and also a special HarryCares shirt awarded to one of the Yarmouth Thunder players, Noah; for being a great contributor to his “TEAM.” Thanks again to all our sponsors, participating teams, parents, and those who helped make this happen!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st Annual HarryCares Basketball Jamboree (2013): Special Thanks

December 6th, 2013.

The First HarryCares Basketball Jamboree 2013 for Midget boys (Age 13-14) tips off 8pm tonight, Friday December 6th at the Brookside Junior High School (BJHS) and tomorrow at the Prospect Road Community Centre (PRCC) 8:45am-12:15pm. It feels good to have developed, and to be a part of a great cause in order to give these kids an opportunity to do what they love.

Special thanks to our proud Sponsors:

  • Halifax Rainmen Basketball (NBL Canada)
  • Snappy Tomato Pizzeria
  • CBCL Limited
  • SMU Basketball

Special thanks to our Community Supporters:

  • BJHS
  • PRCC

Thank you for being a part of our First HarryCares Basketball Jamboree! Nothing is by chance, it was all meant to be.  #HarryCares

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Photo: The 2013 HarryCares Basketball Jamboree Official Program

“You can become who you want if you just believe” – H. Ezenibe

Giants of Africa, Ujiri Foundation

November 17th, 2013.

Made my presence over the weekend in Toronto as a Giants of Africa’s Alumni in support of the Giants of Africa & Ujiri Foundation, and also, an opportunity to introduce the HarryCares Project. In sharing some of my own experiences, I was able to show how basketball can be used as a tool for success. Through basketball and with the support of those who believed in me, I am able to stand where I am today. Basketball is more than just a game — it is a tool for success. Such a remarkable event!

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Top left & Top right: Myself sharing my experiences and relationship to the Giants Of Africa Foundation all.
Bottom left: Basketball 4 Peace Cordinator: Oliver Johnson, NBA Commissioner: Adam Silver, Toronto Raptors GM: Masai Ujiri, and myself. Bottom right: Oliver Johnson, Masai Ujiri, and myself.  

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This event encouraged the use of Basketball as a Tool in order to pave ways towards educating young people, and further build facilities that may benefit youth in Africa.

 “You can become who you want if you just believe” – H.Ezenibe

Video – Harry’s Saint Mary’s Story: Be Connected

Published October 17, 2013 by SMU

Video Shoot – Harry’s Saint Mary’s Story: Be Connected

As an International Student-Athlete, traveling away from home to pursue an education and athletics can be tough. With the right support, we can excel. I always promote the importance of family and supporting one another’s dreams. Through various HarryCares Initiatives, I can share my story and my experiences to benefit others. There will always be a struggle, but when you and others believe in yourself, you can achieve anything.

View the links below by clicking or copying!

Video 1: Harry’s Story

Video 2: Harry’s and other Students’ Stories

http://www.smu.ca/future-students/international-students.html

 

SMU Recruitment Campaign Ambassador

November 1st, 2013.

Saint Mary’s University (SMU) Recrutment Campaign: played my role as a SMU Ambassador for future students. Worked with JourneyMan Film Industry and Trampoline Branding Canada in order to ensure that this project was a success. The University has a lot of resource that current and prospective future students can benefit from and I am fortunate to have been an ambassador and positive example for all.

Be Supported. Be Influential. Be Connected. Be Your Potential.

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http://www.smu.ca/future-students/byp-harry-ezenibe.html

SMU International Students’ Orientation Week

September 4th, 2013

HARRYCARES moment: During the International Students’ Orientation Week.

Giving those positive vibes, as usual, to new students and paving ways for others… As an International Student-Athlete, I have many lessons learned that I pass on to others so that they can be prepared as they come to face similar lessons.  #HarryCares words of the day: “Learn how to prioritize; if I can do it, you can, YES YOU CAN.”  #OneUniversityOneWorld

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 Photo: Myself, sharing my experiences and advice at the SMU International Students’ Orientation Week.